Finding a Path to Positivity
What used to be normal in your life is now abnormal. Society is in a constant state of readjustment and recalibration. These are real challenges, but there is a way to healthy positivity.
“Positivity needn’t be toxic. A body of research finds that cultivating a positive outlook can boost immunity, lower stress levels and even lengthen life spans.”
Bringing in positivity is a skill to be practiced. It does not mean dismissing the negative or the challenges that present, but rather learning how let the positive and negative co-exist. Here are some tips on how to cultivate healthy positivity.
Gratitude is the easiest positive emotion to conjure up out of thin air. It helps to shift your perspective to see subtle goods. The shifts in perspective don’t need to be dramatic. Frequent mild doses probably work best for most people. If you can find one, two or even three good things in the midst of a terrible day, you are on the right track. Remember, these can be the smallest of good things. The warm sunshine, a delicious bite of food, a sip of warm coffee, a funny text from a friend- these all qualify as good moments for which you can conjure up real gratitude. Simply notice them, pause, and take them in. Speaking them outloud or writing them down can enhance their positive impact on your day.
Healthy positivity stems from your real life experiences and how you interpret them. Sometimes this means a change in the way you look at the world. It requires:
Here are some helpful ways to help some positivity naturally emerge.
Healthy positivity can :